Richmond loyalty card promotion winners receive their prizes

Winners receive their prizes. Photo: Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association.

The five lucky winners for this year’s Original Richmond, Richmond Business and Tourism Association (ORBTA) October Loyalty Card promotion have received their prizes.

First prize of £100 of vouchers to be spent in members’ businesses was won by Jess Young.

Mia Rose was the recipient of the Kiss the Moon gift box of £100 worth of aromatherapy products.

Mandy Bogojevic received a bundle of five free walks for her dog from WaggyDayz.

Neeps and Tatties Greengrocers presented Dave Williams with a fresh produce box worth £25 and Jane Hatcher was awarded a £20 gift voucher from Richmond’s Mocha Chocolate Shop.

The promotion has become a regular October event in Richmond, which this year attracted even more entrants who had presented their card for stamping to member businesses of the Original Richmond Business and Tourism Association.

ORBTA member, Eileen Halliday, manager of The Station, said: “Promoting a loyalty card in the town is received by all customers so positively and we have seen an increase in footfall and this in turn has boosted our sales over the month of October.

“We see it as an excellent way to engage with all our customers and would like to thank all for their support.”

Another member, Liz Graves, of Mocha Chocolate Shop, said, “Many of our customers embrace the concept of regularly using local shops and  the Loyalty Card Promotion in October is seen by them as a reward for doing so.

“We stamped many cards this year and we’re thrilled to be a part of the movement to encourage the people of Richmond to shop local.

Chairman of the association, Marcia McLuckie, said: “We are really pleased with the response to the loyalty card by local shoppers.

“It is really good to see the commitment people have to shopping locally in Richmond and it is nice to be able to give something back. We shall definitely be running the promotion again next year.

“This was its third year and from the increased number of cards we gave out it is obvious that interest in the promotion has grown”.

Marcia continued: “We now have almost 100 members in the Association in Richmond and the surrounding area. As more businesses join it is giving us greater scope for doing more to help, encourage and promote business in the town.”

To find out more about membership of the Association go to the website www.originalrichmond.co.uk or give Marcia a call on 01748 825525.